of the EADMC
Brewer is the conductor of the English choir at Saint John the Baptist
Cathedral in Washington, DC. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Music
Performance from Northwestern University, and began his musical career
as a classical trumpet player, playing under the direction of such
conductors as Neemi Jarvi, and Sergiu Comissiona and collaborating
with Yo Yo Ma, Andre Watts, and Joseph Silverstein, among others.
Mr. Brewer has performed on the Garrison Keillor show and also played
a concert featured on the NPR program "Performance Today" at
the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. For the last five
years, he has focused on conducting and arranging Orthodox choral
music. Mr.Brewer’s first choir directing position was at Saint
Innocent Church in Carol Stream, Illinois, where he conducted for a
year and a half before moving to Washington, DC. He has also
conducted services at the Protection of the Mother of God Cathedral in
Des Plaines, Illinois, and conducts twice a month at Saint Nicholas
Cathedral (OCA) in Washington, DC.
Mr. Brewer has arranged hundreds of choral pieces for his
choir, including many works by Chesnokov, Gretchaninov, Rachmaninov
and Tchaikovsky. The Saint John the Baptist Cathedral English
Choir is working on a recording and hopes to give a concert in the
winter of 2009.